Truly a unique experience! This fado restaurant is NOT a tourist trap. I searched for a good fado restaurant and decided on this one because it seemed the most authentic. The couple cooks, serves and plays the music for this little restaurant. (As well as friends that come and join in with the music). The wine, cheese, olives, everything is home made or home grown which is great! The house wine is actually not bad either! The couple was very lovely and are there to help with your menu choices. It's a very small restaurant so make sure you make a reservation. It is also tucked away in a little street away from many attractions so give yourself some time to get there if you're walking! I highly recommend the traditional portuguese dish "Seafood for Two". It had a mix of seafoods in a oil sauce with a side of rice. It was excellent! The only negative side to this meal was that even though the olives, cheese, etc. were on the table when we got there, we got charged an additional $7 for olives, $5 for cheese and $5 for something else (bread maybe) and we didn't even eat much cheese. I wasn't that mad because I would have tipped on top of my meal anyway... but I would have rather just handed them the $20 for a tip rather than being surprised at the end with these charges.
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November 8, 2012
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thank you for joining us and for evaluating Mr. Fado.
Remember the song I sang to you "Casa Portuguesa"? Song that speaks precisely the custom that the Portuguese have, when someone visits them at home, put bread, wine and cheese on the table, this was a custom that was transported for restaurants. The Portuguese when they go to the restaurant need not ask for these things, they come to the table without ordering, if we eat, we pay if we do not eat, we are charged nothing. We know that every nation has its customs and this may be strange to some people, but most people travel today, now seeking information about the customs and traditions of the countries they visit and are already informed that in Portugal there this tradition of bread, olives and cheese on the table as inputs and which are paid if people do not want, may have removed them and nothing is charged, obviously.
I hope to have them clarified and accept our big hug and always
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